• Welcome to

    sponsor a child

    Our activities fall under 2 programmes Community Aid which improves
    living conditions through health and hygiene promoting
    initiatives and Educationwhich provides child sponsorship,
    educational and recreational and resources
    to institutions

  • Developed

    Libraries and Playgrounds

    We sponsored the education of 16 children at pre-primary, secondary and tertiary levels in partnership with individual donors and corporate bodies.living conditions through health and hygiene promoting
    initiatives and Educationwhich provides child sponsorship,
    educational and recreational and resources
    to institutions

  • Delivered

    health,education & recreation interventions

    Delivered health, education and recreation interventions on the platform of Procter & Gamble’s Live, Learn & Thrive global cause, reaching over 3,000 children in institutions

Sponsor A Child

How We Started

Registered on UNESCO World Book & Copyright Day, April 23rd 2004, Sponsor A Child was established to promote child welfare and child rights in Nigerian child institutions with a special focus on formal care institutions. Since 2004, we have delivered effective interventions under the banner of our 2 programmes: Community Aid and Education.

In 2006, we launched a Caregivers Training Programme in collaboration with various partners including UNICEF C FIELD OFFICE, The US Democracy & Human Rights Fund, Nigeria (US DHRF) & Procter & Gamble Nigeria. In 2014, this caregivers and educators program became The Good Home Quality Service Advocacy Scheme sponsored by the Human Rights Fund of the Embassy of France, Abuja.

In 2015, Sponsor A Child launched Borders Literature for all Nations – an interactive journal and publicity service for the book industry. The aim of the platform is to promote significant African literature at home and globally.

In 2021, Borders joined the African Chapter of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Book Club as a founding partner alongside 5 other pan- African book industry institutions: African Publishers Network (APNET); Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA); African Library & Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA); Pan-African Booksellers Association (PABA); Pan-African Writers Association (PAWA). United Nations, Namibia, is the founding technical partner. UN SDG Book Club Africa targets readers age 6 – 12 years + and their educators.

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Sponsored Child

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OUR MISSION

Sponsor A Child was created in 2003 to promote child welfare in Nigeria by providing a range of child rights based interventions to orphanages, community schools, early years centers and other centers for vulnerable children.

Health, educational and recreational facilities are rights based tools used by the charity to improve the welfare and well-being of children, youth, their caregivers and educators in Nigerian institutions and communities.

OUR ACTIVITIES

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

Since 2006, our past funders include: UNICEF, MTN Foundation, Irish Aid, AusAid, the Embassy of Germany, US Democracy &
Human Rights Fund, Exxon Mobil, Total, the Clara Burgess Charity, the Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Settlement,
Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg, P&G West Africa. With the help of these organizations and individuals committed to our cause, we
have:

OUR PROJECTS

The Good home quality service advocacy scheme

Sponsor A Child research showed child care practitioners unable to evaluate care service quality and unable to clearly identify violations of rights due to inadequate training.

Delivered health, education and recreation interventions

Delivered health, education and recreation interventions on the platform of Procter & Gamble’s Live, Learn & Thrive global cause, reaching over 3,000 children in institutions

Developed 3 orphanage libraries and 2 playgrounds.

We sponsored the education of 16 children at pre-primary, secondary and tertiary levels in partnership with individual donors and corporate bodies.

Our Events

Building Futures

MAKING GOOD HOMES

Short documentary anchored by Olatoun Gabi-Williams of the work Sponsor A Child has undertaken with caregivers and educators in our network of orphanages in Lagos State, Ogun State and Oyo State of South West Nigeria. The Good Home Scheme pilot project (2014 – 2015) was supported by the Human Rights Fund of the Embassy of France in Nigeria.

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